Royal Speech Highlights
* Modern Renaissance march began from Dhofar.
* Our achievements have given us a place of pride.
* Balanced development while preserving heritage.
* Hard work, dedication helped in Nation-Building.
* Foreign policy based on mutual respect, interest
* Non-intereference in others affairs prime policy.
* Positive changes culminated in The Basic Law
* Our great achievements are plain for all to see.
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HM Speech to Council of Oman
Sultanate realised development aspirations
Tue, 05 October 2010
HM calls for safeguarding fruits of progress for future generations –
SALALAH — His Majesty Sultan Qaboos yesterday presided over the annual convening of the Council of Oman at Al Hisn Hall in Hay Al Shatti in Salalah.
His Majesty the Sultan delivered a Royal speech that started with thanking Allah for the blessings and prayed to Allah to bestow peace upon Prophet Mohamed and upon His family, companions and those who followed his guidance.
His Majesty pointed out that Oman’s modern Renaissance began from the Governorate of Dhofar and it was there that the first steps were taken towards the achievement of its hopes.
His Majesty the Sultan affirmed that the Sultanate is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its progress, during the course of which its achievements in many fields are plain for all to see and have changed the face of life in Oman, enabling it to assume a position of eminence at both regional and international levels.
During the Royal speech, His Majesty the Sultan added that “Oman has been able to realise much of what we had aspired towards. Everything that has been achieved within a precise balance between preserving the best elements of our heritage, in which we take pride, and the demands of the present day which require us to adapt to the spirit of the modern age — while at the same time corresponding to its civilisation, modern science and technology and benefiting from the latest developments in the various spheres of public and private life.”
His Majesty the Sultan affirmed that “the building of this modern state to which we aspired was achieved with God’s assistance, the road to achieving it — as you all know — was not easy and accessible. There were tremendous difficulties and many obstacles. However, thanks to God’s blessings, along with the diligent hard work and dedication by all sections of society — men and women — and for their absolute faith in God’s assistance and guidance, we overcame all the difficulties and obstacles.”
His Majesty added that “a high percentage of modern state building has definitely been achieved in the way we envisaged, thanks to God’s grace.
This was made through stable, phased and carefully studied steps that has built the present and paved the way for the future.”
His Majesty pointed out that “one of Oman’s firm principles is co-operation with all states and nations on the basis of mutual respect, mutual interest and non-interference in the affairs of others, as well as, our non-acceptance of interference in our affairs by others.”
His Majesty the Sultan affirmed his great care for the development plans in order to build a community of prosperity, science and knowledge.
His Majesty pointed out that a percentage of these development programmes, in which the nation takes pride, have been implemented in various parts of the Sultanate.
His Majesty the Sultan pointed out that “the development that has taken place in Omani life, and the positive changes that society has undergone, required that the legal and judicial systems have had to be upgraded and modernised to keep pace with the latest developments. Accordingly, the laws and statutes necessary for that purpose were promulgated, culminating in the Basic Law of the State.”
His Majesty the Sultan stressed the importance of safeguarding and protecting them so that the next generations — sons and daughters of Oman — can continue along the blessed path with the support and guidance of the Almighty God.
His Majesty saluted and appreciated all who have contributed to the building of a modern state in Oman and participated in realising its achievements and remained vigilant and alert to protect it. His Majesty the Sultan particularly referred to the Armed Forces, and all the administrative and security services. — ONA